Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Black Cake

Charmaine Wilkerson

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385 pages | first published 2022

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In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past—a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. We can’t choose what we i...
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Summary of 2065 reviews

Moods

emotional 89%
reflective 67%
mysterious 39%
hopeful 33%
sad 31%
inspiring 26%
adventurous 23%
challenging 18%
informative 11%
tense 9%
dark 8%
funny 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 16%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 42% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 11%

Average rating

4.26

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